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Sony Ericsson To Take Things Slow With Android

CEO talks evaluation, testing, consumer acceptance

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The world’s fifth-largest mobile phone manufacturer is in no hurry to put an Android product on the market.  Sony Ericsson’s CEO made some comments today that gave the impression any sort of launch is quite a ways away. 

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"It does require a lot of evaluation, as well as a lot of testing, a lot of acceptance from a consumer viewpoint, and there is still some time to go," said Hideki Komiyama, according to Reuters.  He didn’t name any release dates, or even hint at what types of things might be in the pipeline.

This appears to present a slight problem for Google; as our own Chris Crum reported, Eric Schmidt claimed just yesterday that "it looks like Android is going to have a very, very strong year."  Such things don’t happen spontaneously.

Komiyama didn’t insult the Android operating system or completely turn his back on it, though.  Instead, he acknowledged, "Looking ahead I think that we see this as one of the important operating systems, there is no doubt."

Maybe Google can loan Sony Ericsson a few engineers to speed things up.  Much, much stranger things have happened between corporations, after all.

Sony Ericsson To Take Things Slow With Android
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